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Charles A. Taggart
Born (1843-01-17)January 17, 1843
Died April 10, 1938(1938-04-10) (aged 95)
Place of birth Blandford, Massachusetts
Place of burial Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Private
Unit 37th Massachusetts Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
 • Battle of Sayler's Creek
Awards Medal of Honor

Charles A. Taggart (January 17, 1843 - April 10, 1938) was a Union Army soldier in the American Civil War who received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Born on January 17, 1843, in Blandford, Massachusetts, Taggart was living in Otis, Massachusetts, when he joined the Army. He served during the Civil War as a private in Company B of the 37th Massachusetts Infantry. At the Battle of Sayler's Creek on April 6, 1865, he captured a battle flag. For this action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor a month later, on May 10, 1865.[1][2]

Taggart died on April 10, 1938, at age 95 and was buried at Dayton National Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio.[1][3]

Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]

Citation:

Capture of flag.[2]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Charles A. Taggart". Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=362. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Civil War Medal of Honor Recipients (M–Z)". Medal of Honor Citations. United States Army Center of Military History. June 26, 2011. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/civwarmz.html. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  3. Holt, Dean W. (2010). American Military Cemeteries. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company. p. 79. ISBN 9780786440238. http://books.google.com/books?id=UtGA-cP3-HsC&pg=PA79. 

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